Thursday, January 23, 2014

Obama's Memorial Speech for Nelson Mandela



1)  What does Obama think Mandela’s death should prompt people to do?
              Obama thinks that Mandela's death should prompt people to have a time for self-reflection. We should ask ourselves: "How well have I applied his lessons, in my own life?"
2)  What does Obama mean when he says,
     “We cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done?”
That we did make progression, but the world is still not a paradise for everybody. Not all kids do have good school and education or a future to look forward to. Men and woman are still in jail because of their beliefs or how they look like.
3) When Obama says, 
     “Young people around the world – you, too, can make his life’s work your own,” 
     What does he mean?  How did Obama do this?  How might you do this?
Feel engaged in the world. Don't stay at the side lines, but help to make the world a better place for everybody. Obama was a student encouraged by Mandela to fight for equality and Mandela was always at the back of his mind and his words encouraged him to become President of the USA.
I might think again of Mandela's words and engage them in my life, so to help to change the world. As also in Sao Paulo, Brazil is inequality.
4)  What are some of the problems the world faces today?  Poverty for lots of people, fights about religions, lack of education.
      What can young people do to solve them? 
Looking around to other people and not only think about there own prosperity. Study hard to be a good thinker who can help participate in conflict solving.  Not being jealous, not feeling more important but understand how important everybody is in life. Some questions that Obama has asked, is how to promote equality and justice, How to uphold freedom and Human Rights, How to end conflict and sectarian war. 

1 comment:

  1. Rosanne, I think that the way you answered question number 2 was great. I liked the wording like when you said "the world is still not a paradise for everybody" it made me think that we are kinda living in paradise and taking steps forward like the yellow and blue carded people, but some people just keep on going back and back some more. Why do you think Obama said stuff like “We cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done?” in his speech?

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